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The Fruit of the Spirit

by Stacie Hoppman on September 7,2021 in Growing Faith with No Comments

The Fruit of the Spirit

Of course, one of the best parts of summer camp is all the fun to be had. There are color war games and pedal karts and corcls and mud slides. But there is also space for worship, faith conversations, stories, and Scripture. At camp, we aren’t bound by the limitations of a building, which means... read more

On the Mountaintop

by Stacie Hoppman on April 9,2021 in Growing Faith with No Comments

On the Mountaintop

Summer camp is a mountaintop. Not a literal one. If you’ve been to Camp Wyoming, you know that while we do have some steep hills, there are no mountains here. However, this is a place where people often find themselves on the mountaintop of faith. What does that mean? This expression comes from Matthew chapter... read more

The Social Dilemma and Camp

by Stacie Hoppman on February 16,2021 in Camp Talk Parents with No Comments

The Social Dilemma and Camp

In September of this year, the documentary The Social Dilemma was released on Netflix. It sparked many conversations about safe and healthy use of social media as well as its impact on our culture, society, beliefs, and ideas. The film addressed the unseen dangers lurking beneath the surface of our social media use. Not all... read more

The Pandemic Has Taken Its Toll. Summer Camp Will Help.

by Stacie Hoppman on January 28,2021 in Camp Talk Parents Summer Camp with No Comments

The Pandemic Has Taken Its Toll. Summer Camp Will Help.

We all know about the great physical benefits that summer camp brings to kids. Being outside in the sunshine where they are moving and active is a great experience for children and youth. However, camp also actively improves the mental health of attendees. At camp, kids experience community, authentic relationships, and friendship. As they turn... read more

We Can Do Hard Things

by Stacie Hoppman on December 22,2020 in Camp Talk Parents with No Comments

We Can Do Hard Things

Going to camp for the first time can be scary. The familiar pieces of a child’s life are interrupted at camp as they sleep in a strange bed, eat different foods, are surrounded by different people, and experience different things. Especially for kids who haven’t been away from home or families before, a week at... read more